The UN humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 11 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people require some form of aid.
Yemen's economy and population of 22 million people depend almost entirely on imports which could face disruption as fighting rages on around the city of Hudaida, home to country's main port.
Save the Children warns of humanitarian crisis after Saudi-backed alliance launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hudaida port city, saying more than five million children were at risk of famine in the war-torn Arab nation.
People in Yemen confront the world's worst humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country where 8.3 million are entirely dependent on external food aid, the UN says.
Tightening siege by the Syrian regime forces in Damascus' Eastern Ghouta district has pushed around 400,000 people to the verge of famine.
Aid agencies warn the situation this year is beginning to resemble its 2011 famine, when more than a quarter of a million people died.
A UN-backed food security report said South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although the situation is still critical and millions face food insecurity.
The outbreak coupled with famine is an indication things are "falling apart." Only 29 percent of a massive humanitarian plan for Yemen in 2017 has been funded, says a UN coordinator.
While many Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month, millions in Yemen observe their fasts facing starvation and health woes, as the civil war in the country continues with no end it sight.
Yemen has witnessed over 10,000 deaths due to the two-year civil war with no end in sight. Now the outbreak of cholera is adding to the death toll in a country that is already at the brink of famine.
The disease is suspected to have left some 8,500 people ill in over two weeks as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the Red Cross says.
This emerged at an international conference on Somalia in London that is looking how to accelerate progress on security, development and the economy by 2020. The country in the Horn of Africa faces pressing security and humanitarian issues.
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